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Symposium Kick off Flyer

Dr. Daniel Okunbor
Director of NC– LSAMP

Dr. James Raynor
Director of RISE program

Evita Alston
Program Coordinator

Portia Nelson
Assistant  Director of Center for Promoting Stem Education and Research ( CPSER)

NOTICE: The Quizbowl has been cancelled.

Welcome to the North Carolina RISE/LSAMP Joint Research Symposium website. This statewide STEM undergraduate research symposium has been long overdue and being the first in so many years, we trust that it would be one of a kind. The RISE and LSAMP scholars have worked with their mentors relentlessly throughout the academic year on their research and we believe that this will be a great forum for them to showcase their research results.  The symposium will feature oral and poster research presentations and “Meet and Greet “sessions with graduate school representatives from universities across several States in the country. The presentations are expected to cover a wide range of research topics in STEM fields, including STEM Education Research.

The symposium is expected to commence at 7:45am with registration and continental breakfast. The award ceremony and banquet is slated for 7:00pm. All presentations will be judged and the first, second and third high ranking presentations (separately for orals and posters) will receive prizes.


This joint symposium is co-sponsored by the North Carolina LSAMP Alliance consisting of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (Lead Institution), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and Winston-Salem State University; and RISE programs at Fayetteville State UniversityUniversity of North Carolina at Pembroke, Elizabeth City State University, and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Other co-sponsors at Fayetteville State University include the Center for Promoting STEM Education and Research, OPTIMUM Program, UROMS Program and the Integrated STEM Academic Success (ISAS) Program.

As the host institution, Fayetteville State University (FSU) is making the necessary preparation to ensure a safe and productive symposium. The campus community is very excited that FSU is chosen to host this august STEM Research Symposium.  Fayetteville is the sixth-largest city in North Carolina and it has numerous historic sites, seven museums, three colleges and universities, multiple entertainment venues, a historic downtown and award-winning golf courses.

 Below you can find the following information for the symposium:

Program at a glance

Day I, April 15th

  • 7:30am - 8:45am  Registration & Breakfast
  • 9:00am - 11:30am  Oral Session I / Poster Presentation I & II
  • 11:45am - 1:15 pm  Luncheon / Keynote Speaker
  • 3:45pm - 5:30pm  Oral Session II / Poster Presentation III & IV
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm Freetime
  • 7:30pm - 10:00pm Awards Banquet

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